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When should you treat tongue-tie in a newborn?

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Title: When should you treat tongue-tie in a newborn?
Author: Cho, Anthony; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah
Date: 2010-12
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 59(12) 2010: 712a-712b.
Series/Report no.: Clinical Inquiries;vol. 59, no. 12, 2010
Abstract: Consider treatment when the infant is having difficulty breastfeeding. Infants with mild to moderate tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, are likely to breastfeed successfully and usually require no treatment (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, a prospective controlled trial and a case-control study). However, mothers of infants with any degree of tongue-tie who have difficulty with breastfeeding despite lactation support report immediate improvement after frenotomy is performed on the baby. Complications from the procedure are minimal (SOR: B, a small randomized controlled trial [RCT] and multiple uncontrolled cohort studies and case series).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10320

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